Jobs and Economic Growth
With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.
Firsthand, Congressman Poliquin will help lead initiatives that will bring jobs back to the Second District. He will continue to support fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending which is crippling the economy and jobs in Maine.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin applauded the affirmative determinations from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of Chinese producers for selling unfairly subsidized industrial grade amorphous silica fabric (ASF) in the United States at less than fair value. The ITC voted unanimously in agreement with Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. and the Maine Delegation that the unfair trade practices occurred.
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin sent a letter to the acting U.S. Trade Representative Maria Pagan, regarding reports of unfair subsidies that may have been illegally offered to a company in Quebec, urging her to ensure that there are no violations in international trade rules which could harm Maine and Maine businesses.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding the announcement from Sappi Limited that the company will invest $165 million into its Skowhegan mill:
OLD TOWN, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced that he will be introducing legislation to revise an outdated law in Old Town to help attract businesses to the region and create jobs for the community. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
ELLSWORTH, Maine – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King and Congressman Bruce Poliquin announced they will be introducing companion legislation in the Senate and House to make important revisions to boundary policies at Acadia National Park (ANP) and to resolve recent disputes between local harvesters and the National Park Service (NPS) in and around the park. The legislation is based off of bills that were introduced last Congress by Senator King and Congressman Poliquin.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) today released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order to officially withdraw the United States from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) international trade agreement:
"As I have said time and time again, this massive and secretive trade deal is bad for Maine workers," said Congressman Poliquin. "Today, I applaud the President’s swift action in officially withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP, something that many Mainers agree with.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Maine Congressional Delegation welcomed the affirmative final determinations from the U.S. Department of Commerce in its investigation of Chinese producers for selling unfairly subsidized industrial grade amorphous silica fabric (ASF) in the United States at less than fair value. The Department of Commerce has concurred with Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. and the Maine Delegation that the unfair trade practices occurred and has assigned total cash deposit rates of more than 200 percent to China’s largest producers and exporters of ASF.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Congressman Bruce Poliquin today expressed their support for Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI) during a hearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Economic Development Assessment Team (EDAT) recommendations for Maine’s forest economy and more than $1.5 million in associated federal grants: